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Fire in the sky (tales of Sacramento firemen)

Fire in the sky (tales of Sacramento firemen)

Celebrate our courageous and colorful firemen, from the early days of horse-driven volunteer companies to our modern professionals. Hear about bravery and knavery, buckets and brawls, hooks and ladders, floods and of course, fires. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. (916) 448-0811 for info. FREE; donations welcome!

 

Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden. If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome! Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. (916) 448-0811

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The SUCCESS: Afternoon Youth Enrichment program at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, has expanded to three days of service; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SUCCESS program is an afterschool homework assistance, positive social interaction and mentorship program where elementary school students receive assistance with homework and reading from high school mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects, teambuilding games and enrichment activities.

The SUCCESS program is a partnership between RISE Inc. and the Yolo County Library, working together to support youth of all ages in our communities. For more information about the program, contact RISE Inc. staff at: (530) 794-6000 or visit www.riseinc.org.

Capture Pokémon at the Yolo County Library

Capture Pokémon at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – Do you play Pokémon Go? Are you looking for PokéGyms, PokéStops or Pokémon to catch? Players of all ages are welcome to visit any of the Yolo County Library’s eight branches to find a variety of Pokémon.

Explore Yolo County’s towns and cities in which Yolo County Library branches reside while capturing Pokémon of all shapes and sizes and filling up the Pokédex. Load up on supplies by visiting the various PokéStops at the branches to collect more Poké Balls, razz berries, potions or eggs. Set a lure, seize the PokéGym or check out the library’s collection of Pokémon materials. All Yolo County Library branches are air-conditioned and have staff ready to share in the excitement and fun.

For open hours at the following branch locations visit www.yolocountylibrary.org:

• Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

The following special programs will be held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

July 2 and 16: IT Consultant by Appointment Only, 2:00 p.m. Participants can ask questions and bring their laptops or mobile devices. Samples of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Apple devices will be on hand. Time slots are limited so make a 15 minute appointment in English or Spanish at the information desk or by telephone at (916) 375-6465.

July 5: Sports-Themed Activity Sheets, 11:00 a.m. Children ages 6-12 and their parents or caretakers are invited to participate in sports-themed activity sheets like crosswords and word searches. Turn in your finished activity sheet to be entered to win a prize. All supplies provided by the library.